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Detectives: Transgender woman slain, body burned in car

Sep. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CLEWSITON, Fla. (AP) — Florida sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a transgender woman whose body was found in her burning car. Media reports say the Hendry County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Sept. 4 death of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater in Clewiston, Florida. The Human Rights...

Missouri gun violence proposal in the works amid bloodshed

Sep. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The speaker of the Missouri House said he hopes to have a proposal aimed at combatting gun violence ready to debate next year, but critics say action needs to be taken sooner as the death toll mounts in the state's largest cities. Republican Rep. Elijah Haahr, of Springfield, said...

Illinois derailment causes fire, evacuations but no one hurt

Sep. 10, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

DUPO, Ill. (AP) — A freight train believed to be bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed Tuesday in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air and prompted the evacuation of nearby schools and residences. In a news release, Union Pacific said the...

Body found near burning car identified as 28-year-old man

Sep. 9, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

KINLOCH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near a burning car in suburban St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the victim was identified Sunday as 28-year-old Justin Walker, of Bel-Ridge. St. Louis County police say his body was found early...

Hockey's ultimate journeyman goalie calls it a career

Aug. 27, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

Mike McKenna isn't sure where to start on the craziest stories from his long and winding road of a career. "We could be here forever," he said. "I mean, do you want to talk about me, or do you want to talk about when the bus caught on fire? Or do you want to talk about swiping a Volvo on the Chesapeake Bay...

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge. All the hostages were freed unharmed on a 13-kilometer...

The Latest: Police fatally shoot Rio bus hostage-taker

Aug. 20, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on a hostage taking on a bus in Brazil (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Rio de Janeiro's state governor says an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus has died after being shot by police following a four-hour long standoff. Gov. Wilson Witzel said the hostages were...

Ugandan police say 20 killed in deadly motor accidents

Aug. 19, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 20 people have been killed in two separate motor accidents in Uganda, including an explosion involving a fuel tanker in the country's west, police said Monday, in incidents highlighting growing road safety concerns in the region. A fuel tanker exploded Sunday after losing...

Canada police: 2 teen fugitives took their own lives

Aug. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Monday they believe two teenage fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman, her Australian boyfriend and another man took their own lives amid a nationwide manhunt. The Manitoba Medical Examiner completed the autopsies and confirmed that two bodies found last...

Tanzanian police say 62 killed when siphoned tanker explodes

Aug. 10, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. Tanzanian state broadcaster TBC, citing police figures, said at least 70...